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Rogelim meaning

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🔼The name Rogelim in the Bible

The name Rogelim occurs twice in the Bible. It's the name of a town in Gilead and home of Barzillai the Gileadite, who was among the men who brought David food and supplies when he was on the run from Absalom (2 Samuel 17:27).

When the rebels were defeated and Absalom killed, David moved his household from his temporary quarters in Mahanaim back to Jerusalem and Barzillai the Gileadite came from Rogelim to help him with that (2 Samuel 19:31). David asked him to move with him to Jerusalem but Barzillai was eighty and wanted to go home to his own city, near the grave of his parents, and gave David his man Chimham in stead (2 Samuel 19:37).

🔼Etymology of the name Rogelim

The name Rogelim is the plural form of a noun derived from the root רגל (rgl), which has to do with feet:

🔼Rogelim meaning

For a meaning of the name Rogelim, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Spies and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names has Fullers, and a fuller is someone who treads on clothing in order to wash them or otherwise do something beneficial to them. BDB Theological Dictionary does not offer an interpretation of our name.

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